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Europa League – Leverkusen vs Betis: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Europa League match between Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to outclass their opponents Real Betis in this fresh Europa League Group G fixture tonight. The German side are building high ambitions this season in the European tournament as they share the same points with Betis but sit on top of the table because of goal difference. The Spanish team are in excellent goalscoring shape in their latest games and want to look for a better result in this second leg. Regardless of today’s result, it seems that both teams might potentially qualify to the next round, with Celtic and Ferencvaros got nothing to offer in their group.

Season facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis.

Facts are calculated for Europa League

  • Bayer Leverkusen unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Bayer Leverkusen has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
  • Bayer Leverkusen scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
  • Bayer Leverkusen conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.
  • Real Betis unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Real Betis unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Real Betis scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Real Betis’s last 4 of 6 matches.

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Current form — Bayer Leverkusen v. Real Betis

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Bayer Leverkusen struggling for results

Bayer Leverkusen go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. Only a single point prevents Bayer Leverkusen from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 2-2 draw against FC Koln, before getting trounced 2-1 against Karlsruher SC. Last time out more disappointment followed as Wolfsburg ran out 2-0 winners.

Real Betis hope to boost points tally

Results have been on par for Real Betis in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Despite losing their last game against Atletico Madrid by 3-0, they managed to win the previous two fixtures. A 4-1 win against Valencia at home and a 3-2 victory over Vallecano before that has helped the La Liga team to prove their chances in the European competition.

Bayer Leverkusen v. Real Betis — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

The last time Bayer Leverkusen played Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin, the game finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Bayer Leverkusen will payout at 2.15, as bookies predict Bayer Leverkusen are in with a 47% chance of beating Real Betis. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.75 on offer, while an away win for Real Betis pays out at 3.30. Bayer Leverkusen have the following 0-1-0 meeting statistics with Real Betis.

Full Time Betting

At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. A win for Bayer Leverkusen pays out at 2.15, the best prize for a draw is 3.75, whereas an away win for Real Betis returns you odds 3.30. Bayer Leverkusen won 7 of their last 10 home league games whereas Real Betis lost 1 of their last 10 away league games.


The chance of both teams to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 65%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.53 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.45. The last 10 home league games for Bayer Leverkusen averaged 3.1 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Real Betis the average total goals were 2.1 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.


Over/Under Betting

The bookies believe in a match with plenty of goals, and if you believe so too, your best price is odds 1.62 on over 2.5 goals. That equals a 62% chance of this match having at least 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.25 for under 2.5 goals. Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.1 goals per match. 7 of Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Real Betis’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.1 goals per game. 6 of Real Betis’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

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